Life in Mascara: The Lip Balms I Can't Live Without

Wednesday, January 7, 2015

The Lip Balms I Can't Live Without

you know that scene in Napoleon Dynamite where he calls his brother to bring him his chapstick? not only did i find that out of this world hysterical but it was something i can relate to. if my purse isn't laden with about 3 balms at one given time then i need to go home and reload. at one point i even carried a small purse full of them. but as many as i have had, here are the ones i can't live without.

Smith's Minted Rose Lip Balm- this stuff is a dream! it is the same as the original but with a hint of tingle from the mint which i am addicted to in lip products. i smear this on well past my lip line. i also use this on dry spots on my face and even on my cuticles. my little has perpetually dry lips and he knows to reach into my purse for some 'chopstick' and apply. i have had this pot for a year now and i have barely made a dent in it because a little goes a long way. great to apply at night before going to bed if you are a mouth breather like i am. hot!

Maybelline Baby Lips Dr. Rescue- i may be the only person in the world who didn't flock to their local drug store and purchase every single shade of Baby Lips. i didn't see a point. then i came across this and thought surely it has some minty tingle in it and i was not wrong. there is just something so satisfying when applying this sheer balm to my lips and appreciate the minty fresh tingle which i believe is it telling me it is working. i keep this one at work and apply about once an hour. yes i am addicted. it may be a problem.

ChapStick Candy Cane- are we seeing a trend here? this is limited edition for the holidays and so far i have seen it come back year after year. this doesn't mean that i don't purchase about 4 of these to last me through out the year. this is the one i keep in my makeup bag and apply before i do my face. there is nothing super special about this other than it is peppermint flavored (aduh!) and i feel does a good job moisturizing my pucker for lipstick. 

Fresh Sugar Advanced Lip Therapy Treatment- think of it as anti-aging face cream for your lips. this product claims to scientifically have proven to repair the lips, boost moisture, enhance volume, and improve the definition of the lip line. they had me at 'scientifically'. now i won't say that i use this on a daily basis but i do use it about twice a week or when i am sick and my lips are chapped beyond recognition from my dragon snout breathing (seriously husband is a lucky man). plus it's from Fresh. enough said. 


  1. I really like the Maybelline Baby Lips line. I really didn't hop on the train for a while either but I tried one and I really liked it so then I bought a few more (:

    1. Hi!...I was late too. Did you see that they came out with a variety of the Baby Lips Dr. Rescue? They have a slight tint to them I believe.

  2. The fresh treatment sounds great, I have the rose version and I love it x

    Heather | Of Beauty & Nothingness

    1. Hi Heather! Yes try this one out for sure! I too have the rose one and while I love the slight tint it gives I do prefer this one and their regular un-tinted one in terms of lip repair.